Driftless Glen Distillery & More Places to Eat

Driftless Glen Distillery is a 100% grain-to-glass distillery and beautiful restaurant overlooking the Baraboo River. Renowned for its bourbon and rye whiskey, its full portfolio also includes brandy, vodka, and gin. Driftless Glen offers a variety of experiences, including tours, tastings, cocktails, and a full-service restaurant serving flavorful and creative dishes for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy indoor seating in the airy, modern space or an outdoor patio on the water’s edge. 

Driftless Glen Distillery was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Brian and Renee Bemis, who are dedicated to crafting locally made, smooth spirits. The distillery has received numerous accolades, including being named “Wisconsin Distillery of the Year” by the New York International Spirits Competition. Additionally, the on-site restaurant is top-rated in Baraboo for a hearty steak dinner, seafood dishes, and craft cocktails. This is just one of the many great places to eat in Baraboo during your stay at the Ringling House Bed and Breakfast.

Our beautifully restored, historic property is one of the best places to stay near Devil’s Lake State Park and downtown Baraboo. With only six elegant guest rooms, you’ll have unparalleled service by our dedicated Innkeepers, a quiet space to unwind and relax, and a homecooked breakfast each morning of your stay. The location of our Inn puts you in the ideal spot for exploring the best of the area, and you can rest in knowing that you’ll have comfortable accommodations awaiting your return. Book your lodging in Baraboo today! 

Driftless Glen Distillery and more places to eat in Baraboo WI near our bed and breakfast

Check out the Driftless Glen Distillery & More

When visiting Driftless Glen Distillery in Baraboo, WI, expect an immersive experience celebrating locally crafted spirits. Start your visit with a guided tour of the distillery, where you’ll learn about the meticulous grain-to-glass process used to create their award-winning bourbon, rye whiskey, brandy, vodka, and gin. The knowledgeable staff will take you through the distillation process, aging in barrels, and the final bottling, providing insights into what makes their spirits unique.

After the tour, head to the tasting room to sample a variety of their handcrafted spirits. The tastings are designed to showcase each product’s distinct flavors and smoothness, offering a chance to find your new favorite. For those looking to extend their experience, the Driftless Glen Distillery also features a full-service restaurant. Enjoy a meal in the modern, airy dining space or on the outdoor patio overlooking the Baraboo River. The menu boasts a range of creative and flavorful dishes for both lunch and dinner, perfectly paired with their craft cocktails.

More Great Places to Eat in Baraboo: 

  1. Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen: Located just outside the north entrance of Devil’s Lake State Park, this popular Wisconsin brewery offers a warm, intimate atmosphere with an open-kitchen concept. Sip a refreshing drink at the spacious bar or relax in the plush leather chairs by the cozy fireplace. They’re known for their cheese curds, creative pizzas, and more. 
  2. AL. Ringing Brewery: Right in the heart of downtown and within walking distance of our B&B, this is one of the best places to eat and drink in Baraboo. Enjoy the German-leaning menu with international influences, the live circus music, and the extensive tap list. 
  3. Balanced Rock Winery: This is one of the best wineries in Wisconsin; located near Devil’s Lake State Park, you’ll see many tired hikers and climbers enjoying a post-excursion glass of wine here. Take in the pretty views, try a flight of locally-made wines, and a full menu including pizza, tacos, and more. 
  4. Baraboo Burger: If you’re craving a burger, this is one of the best places to eat in Baraboo. Order one of the creative house favorites and watch the big game. 
  5. Gem City Saloon: If you’re interested in getting to know the locals and immersing yourself in the vibe of Baraboo, you’ll find the best pizza in town at this local saloon and eatery. 


During your stay at our Baraboo bed and breakfast, feel free to ask your innkeepers for more information about Driftless Glen Distillery or other restaurants in the area. 

Driftless Glen Distillery and more places to eat in Baraboo WI near our bed and breakfast

Book our Baraboo Bed and Breakfast Today!

After a tour and tasting at the Driftless Glen Distillery, you’ll be ready to head back to our Baraboo bed and breakfast for a restful evening. Curl up by the fire in our shared living room or find a comfortable spot on the porch to take in the garden grounds. During your stay, be sure to ask for a tour of the historic home, where you’ll learn interesting tidbits about the Ringling family and the mark they made in Baraboo. 

One of the most popular rooms for a romantic getaway is the Fred & Ella Room pictured above. Named for a famed couple who performed in the Ringling Circus from 1903 to 1945, this beautifully appointed room features a queen-sized bed, large windows, a standard electric fireplace, and a private attached bathroom with original tile work, a marble sink, and a tub with overhead & handheld shower. This room is adjacent to the Emmett & Eva Room, so if you’re traveling with another couple, these two rooms are perfect for booking together. 

Breakfast will be a highlight of your stay in the mornings. We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible in our sweet and savory options. Every meal includes coffee or tea, juice, fruit or fruit salad, yogurt or yogurt parfait, sweet bread, scones or muffins, or cookies. You can enjoy this meal at the historic Ringling family dining table or outside when the weather cooperates. We can’t wait to host you in Baraboo; book your lodging at our bed and breakfast today! 

Ringling House Bed and Breakfast in Baraboo Wisconsin.